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These Cranberry Brie Bites are as delicious for a date night in as they are for a holiday gathering. And the best part? They’re incredibly simple to make!

Cranberry brie bites scattered on a marble board

Back when I waited tables at a high-end steakhouse, I developed a pretty decent obsession with baked brie.

We served it all warm and gooey with a sugary walnut topping, fresh fruit and grilled bread.

I could seriously eat it every single day for dinner and never tire of it.

And while I still love brie, it’s kind of been off my radar for a couple of years until my friend Stephie brought up these cranberry brie bites and now I’m obsessed all over again!

brie cheese, cranberry sauce, and crescent roll dough arranged on a marble counter next to a mini muffin tin


You know when I make you guys a recipe promise, I’m going to make good on that.

I promised you ways to use up leftover Homemade Cranberry Sauce after Thanksgiving. Yesterday I gave you the easiest recipe ever with Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Today I’m adding to the list of easy appetizer recipes for you to keep in your back pocket with these Cranberry Brie Bites. 

Crescent roll dough rolled out and cut into portions on a cutting board

You only need a few things to make these delicious little bites:

  • A tube of crescent roll dough
  • Cubes of brie cheese
  • Cranberry sauce

I actually kind of love crescent rolls. Anyone else? I mean, they’re great on their own (no shame), but they are also pretty great in recipes.

Crescent dough nestled into muffin tins

Whether it’s rolling them up with cinnamon and sugar for cinnamon crescent rolls or using them as a base for a Midwestern vegetable pizza, they’re a great staple to keep in the fridge. 

I love combining the buttery crescent dough with tangy brie cheese and tart cranberry sauce for these little bites.

They’re fancy enough for a holiday gathering but easy enough to make for a date night in or a movie night with your friends.

cubes of brie in crescent dough in mini muffin tins


Start by cutting the brie into small pieces. You’ll need about 4 ounces of brie for this – for me, that was half of a wheel.

Use the other half to make a second batch of these bites or melt it into a grilled cheese. 

Set the brie aside and unroll your crescent rolls. Gently press the seams together and cut the dough into 18 rectangles.

Unbaked cranberry brie bites in a mini muffin tin

Press each piece of dough into the cup of a mini muffin tin. Add one of the pieces of brie and top with a teaspoon of cranberry sauce. 

After about 10 minutes in the oven, the crescent dough will be golden brown, the brie will be melty, and the cranberry sauce will be bubbly. 

Basically, they’ll be absolute perfection. Just try to let them cool long enough to not burn your mouth before you inhale them!

Close-up of cranberry brie bites arranged on a marble platter


For me, the combination of crescent dough, brie, and cranberries is pretty hard to beat, especially during the holidays.

But there are a few ways you could change this recipe up if you’d like.

Don’t have crescent roll dough on hand? Try using puff pastry instead.

Overhead view of cranberry brie bites on a marble and wood serving board

Don’t like brie? Use cubes of cream cheese! 

Not into cranberry sauce? These bites would be delicious with blackberry jam instead.

A plate full of Cranberry Brie Bites, a mug full of wassail, and a cozy blanket on the couch with my family is about all I could possibly want this holiday season.

Hand holding up a cranberry brie bite
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Cranberry Brie Bites

By: Jamie
4.44 from 274 ratings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes
Servings: 18 bites
These Cranberry Brie Bites are as delicious for a date night in as they are for a holiday gathering. And the best part? They’re incredibly simple to make!


  • Mini muffin pan



  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Unroll the crescent rolls and gently press the seams together. Cut the dough into 18 rectangles. Place each rectangle into a cup of a mini muffin tin. Do not worry if the dough does not go up all sides of the cup. 
  • Cut the brie into 18 small pieces. Place a piece into each of the dough-filled muffin cups. Top each with about a teaspoon of cranberry sauce.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the dough is golden brown and the cheese and cranberry sauce are bubbly.
  • Immediately remove the bites from the muffin tin. Serve warm.


Serving: 1bite, Calories: 73kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 138mg, Potassium: 11mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 39IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Steph says:

    These are delicious!! I need some advice on my technique, a lot of them fell a part when I took them out of the muffin tin. But still so good.

    1. Jamie says:

      So glad you enjoyed these, Steph! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your feedback! Happy baking –

  2. HollyR says:

    These are outrageously delicious! And so easy to make! I made them for my granddaughter’s baby shower and they were devoured! I also made some with other toppings like peach, fig, and blackberry…so so good!

    1. Jamie says:

      I love the idea of the other toppings! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your feedback. Happy baking!

  3. Meghan says:

    Will these refrigerate for a bit and then travel assembled prior to baking?

    1. Jamie says:

      I think they’d be okay for a bit, but not too long.

  4. Nikki says:

    I wonder how these would be with goat cheese and fig jam.

    1. Jamie says:

      Probably delicious!

  5. Judy Parsons says:

    Sounds delicious, I’m going to make for my Christmas Bookclub Meeting.
    Thanks so much for sharing!


    1. Jamie says:

      I hope you love them, Judy!

  6. Gayle says:

    Sounds good!

  7. Janet Charlebois says:

    These looks mouthwatering scrumptious.

    I’d like to know for another alternative from the ones already mentioned for the dough…could I use WonTon wrappers also. Plz let me know via msg. on FB…the reason I ask that is so I WILL get your msg. straight to me….rather my possibly missing your answer to me on here…..thank you so very much.

  8. Sheila M Rollins says:

    Good morning .
    What a surprise to find this morning a recipe that not just myself but several people I know will enjoy.
    Thank you so very much for being kind and giving.

  9. Suzzanne says:

    Looks delicious! knowing me I would eat the whole bunch of them! By myself!

    1. Jamie says:

      Ha! Same.